Quick Hits: March 25

  • The Queen of Soul would have turned 79 today – happy birthday, Aretha!!
  • Today is also Elton John’s birthday (he’s 74) – here are my favorite Elton albums:
  • On this day in 1991, Kathy Bates became the rare actor to win an Oscar for a horror film. Her delightfully terrifying turn as Paul Sheldon’s #1 fan, Annie Wilkes, was a performance for the ages, and it made Bates a star. If you haven’t seen the movie, do yourself a favor and watch it – it’s currently streaming on HBO Max.
  • And on this day in 2001, Julia Roberts won the Best Actress Oscar for her hilarious and heartfelt performance as the title character in Steven Soderbergh’s Erin Brockovich, a favorite of mine.

  • On this day in 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono held their first bed-in for peace at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam. They were celebrating their honeymoon AND protesting the war in Vietnam.

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